Patient-centered communication strategies for patients with aphasia: Discrepancies between what patients want and what physicians do

Megan A. Morris, Ph.D., M.P.H., Marla L. Clayman, Ph.D., M.P.H., Kaitlin J. Peters, B.A., Aaron L. Leppin, M.D., Annie LeBlanc, Ph.D. DOI: Background Communication during clinical encounters can be challenging with patients with communication disabilities. Physicians have the potential to positively affect the encounter by using communication strategies that engage the patient in patient-centered… Read More »»

Treating Adults with Physical Disabilities: Access and Communication

A Training Curriculum for Medical Professionals on Improving the Quality of Care for People with Disabilities Location: See Website Administering Organization: World Institute on Disability (WID) Contact: Marsha Saxton, Ph.D Alice Wong Visit Website

FCC Proposes to Update Rules Promoting Accessibility to Advanced Communications for People with Disabilities

As part of its implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA), the Federal Communications Commission issued three Notices of Proposed Rulemaking. The CVAA is considered the most significant piece of accessibility legislation since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. The CVAA has modernized existing communications… Read More »»

Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Communication Enhancement (AAC-RERC)

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Format             Center   AAC-RERC a collaborative research group dedicated to the development of effective augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technology, which refers to ways (other than speech) that are used to send a message from one person to another.  AAC-RERC also promotes AAC technologies and supports the… Read More »»

Examining the contribution of social communication abilities and affective/behavioral functioning to social integration outcomes for adults with traumatic brain injury.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the contribution of social communication abilities and affective/behavioral functioning to social integration outcomes for persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 184 adults with TBI (72.8% men) evaluated at least 6 months postdischarge from acute care or inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and after living at least… Read More »»

Toward mobile phone design for all: meeting the needs of stroke survivors.

In the July-August 2008 issue of Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, Greig and colleagues described a small, qualitative study of features of mobile phone handset design, documentation, and use that either enhance or hinder usability for people with aphasia. The authors noted that, despite considerable difficulties, study participants appreciated the social participation that mobile phones support.… Read More »»

Exploring communication assistants as an option for increasing communication access to communities for people who use augmentative communication.

This paper describes the results of a one-year intervention project that aimed to (a) learn about the communication supports required by people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) when accessing their communities, (b) develop and implement a funded communication assistant service as an accessibility support option for people who use AAC when communicating in… Read More »»

Social Participation Resources & Programs: Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) webpage The Barkley AAC Center and the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation at the University of Nebraska   Format             Webpage   AAC strategies help people with severe communication disabilities participate more fully in their social roles and interpersonal interaction such as learning, community activities, employment, volunteerism, and care management.… Read More »»

Disability Etiquette: How to Interact with People Who Have Disabilities

Tennessee Disability Coalition Format             Brochure   The basic premise of this brochure is that one should not let fear and uncertainties keep one from getting to know people with disabilities.  The brochure provides specific tips on interacting with people with learning, hearing, speech, and visual disabilities and people who use wheelchairs.   Contact URL… Read More »»

Disability Etiquette: Employers

Disability Awareness: Increasing Employers Understanding of the ADA, Accommodations and Other Supports in the Workplace.  Disability Etiquette: How to Accommodate Virginia Commonwealth University RRTC on Workplace Supports and Job Retention   Format             Online course   This online course includes a fact sheet of information and an accompanying short online test at the end with questions… Read More »»